Second place on the grid for the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team at the season finale – video highlight: BMW M 1000 RR meets fighter jet.

Most. The stage is set for the final round of the 2021 FIM
Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) in the Czech city of Most. In
Thursday’s qualifying session, the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team
secured a good starting position for the six-hour race on Saturday.
Riders Markus Reiterberger (GER), Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) and Kenny
Foray (FRA) qualified second with the #37 BMW M 1000 RR.


While qualifying is usually held over two days in the FIM EWC, both
sessions of the individual qualifying groups took place on Thursday in
Most. The average of the fastest times set by each of a team’s riders
in their respective qualifying groups is used to determine the grid
positions. Reiterberger set the very fastest time of qualifying in his
first session, with a lap of 1:33.191 minutes. The six-hour race in
Most gets underway at 11:00 CEST on Saturday 9th October.


Video highlight: #37 BMW M 1000 RR meets fighter jet.

‘Ready for take off at the season finale’ is the motto for a
spectacular video clip, which pays tribute to the commitment and
success of the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team in the FIM EWC
project. In the clip, the team and the #37 BMW M 1000 RR meet a
fighter jet and show that we are ready to go at the finale – “Speed up
and fight hard”.


The video can be viewed at the following link:


Quotes after qualifying at Most.


Werner Daemen, Team Manager BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team:
“I am very happy with qualifying. Of course, it would have
been great to be on pole position but the guys from YART have also
been very fast and we are also happy with second place. Everything is
well prepared for the race and and we will aim for the win.”


Markus Reiterberger: “So far, the days here in Most
have been really good, and the qualifying sessions also went very
well. We set the fastest qualifying lap of the entire field, which is
something I am very proud of. We have consistently improved the bike,
which is now in very good condition, both for a flying lap and over
the full race distance. I really like the track in Most. It is very
cool, but the conditions are superb for fast laps. We are excellently
equipped for the race. We hope we get off to a good start, that the
weather plays ball, and that we get through the race without any
problems. Then we will really have a chance to challenge for the win.”


Ilya Mikhalchik: “I am happy with the qualifying
sessions. We made a small step from Q1 to Q2. It was my first time
usng really soft tyres and I found a good feeling but we did not have
so many laps so I was careful with the tyres. It was enough to be
among the top and I took P2 in my group. The feeling on the bike is
good, also with the race tyres, so it looks like we are ready for the
race. So let’s have fun and try to fight for the top in the final race
of the season.”


Kenny Foray: “Already now, I feel very good on the
bike. For sure, I missed some laps to be really confident. In Q2, my
pace was not so bad with the race tyre and I am happy for that. It was
not possible to improve with the qualifying tyre because there was too
much traffic and the feeling was not quite there but I think P2 is
good and I am confident for the race because the bike is working
really well and the pace is good.”